SIKORSKY

CSAR: Building towards capability

Dr. Joetey Attariwala - Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR) as a joint force operation requires a specialisation that many nations cannot afford. However, mission equipment...
HF-Radio

HF Radio: Still Valid After 100 Years

Discovered almost one century ago, High Frequency (HF) radio has never lost its appeal thanks to its ability to move traffic across long distances,...
Dokdo-class vessels

South Korea joins Asia’s Carrier Race

The Republic of Korea (ROK) recently announced that it plans to launch by 2030 a large-deck amphibious-warfare ship that could handle Short Take Off...
DF-21D-ASBM

Whither China’s recent ASBM test?

The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) tested its much-vaulted anti-ship ballistic missile (ASBM) capability at sea last month, according to news outlets CNBC and NHK,...
Royal-Thai-Navy

Brown Water Specialists

Riverine and inshore patrolling in boats designed with shallow draughts, high speed and that are well armed can fulfill missions from anti-criminal activity to...
GSOMIA

Intelligence Takes a Back Seat

The spiral downwards in relations between the Republic of Korea (RoK) and Japan is worrying from a regional security viewpoint, especially the decision in...
Australia-OPV

Coast Guards welcome OPV Boom

Asian-Pacific navies traditionally operate traditional warships leading the Coast Guards to benefit from very capable Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPV). Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) have gained...
VPAF

Vietnam’s Catch Up Challenge

JR Ng - Vietnam’s legacy 1970s armed forces are gradually being updated with new equipment as defence spending increases. Some of the largest increases in military...
thaad

Ballistic Missile Shields

Obtaining a ballistic missile defence capability adds another layer to a nation’s nuclear and/or conventional deterrence. On 30 August at Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall...

Employing ‘The Barca Method’ using submarines

“Offence is the best form of defence” is an adage that has been applied to many forms of competitive endeavours, including sports and military...

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